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Latest posts by Fleurisa

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Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:16

You've managed to post this twice

How do I prune leggy lavender please?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:14

I had some in pots which had got quite pot bound, I used a pruning saw to take off an inch from the bottom of the roots and about half an inch from the sides of the roots, then repotted them. They responded by sending up new growth from the centre.

miniature narcissie in pots

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:10

Unless they are specially treated ones for forcing inside I would just plant them and keep them outside. I just used whatever size pot they fit into. You could plant winter pansies or viola on top of them and the bulbs will just grow through. If you just put bulbs on their own I'd cover the soil with grit or gravel. If squirrels are a problem, cover with chicken wire until they are growing well

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:32

Depends if they are F1 varieties, they don't come true

blue chrysantheimum

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:31

You can only tell by looking at the soil, let it dry a little between waterings, plug plants tend to die because they have been over watered


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:26

I have read somewhere that Echinacea does better when it has been allowed to grow into a good size pot before being planted out.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:22

You need to pot them into individual pots and find a bright windowsill for any of them to survive over winter

Grass I.D. and care clues please

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:18

Don't cut it back until the end of winter, the leaves will protect it from the cold. But you need to try and cut it back just before the new leaves start to grow or you will get cut ends

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:13

I only use the peat pots for fast growing things like courgettes, they tend to get a bit soft the longer something is growing in them, you might find they have disintegrated by the time you want to plant out you sweet peas.

I have the deep root trainers which can also be used for growing peas, broad beans, French beans, runners beans, sweetcorn, morning glory and probably a whole load of other things I haven't thought of. If you are careful when you use them they should last for a good few seasons.

Leaves on honeysuckle dying falling off

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:25

Powdery mildew caused by dry roots and warm weather. Just needs a lot more water, is it planted with shade at the roots? And not too near a wall?

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